This year do something different and make a travel resolution! Whether it’s taking a Caribbean cruise from Miami, admiring fireworks from the top of the Eiffel Tower or watching the ball drop in Times Square, traveling is the best way to ring in the New Year. Book your next trip and make your dream vacation come to life! Get out of the country, earn mileage, buy your tickets early, spend wisely, and finally, use every last Vacation Day!
What’s new this week?
It’s official! The best known and most iconic shipbuilding company Fincantieri was just commissioned by Viking Ocean Cruises. Fincantieri will construct the seventh and eighth ships for Viking’s new build class. Also, on request by Viking are two additional cruise ships, the company will have a fleet of 10 modern cruise ships by 2023. Fincantieri is also behind the Carnival Horizon scheduled for delivery in 2018, and three of Virgin Voyages highly anticipated new cruise ships. Almost a third of the world’s cruise ship fleet comes from the shipyards of Fincantieri which means 1 in every 3 cruise passengers travels on a Fincantieri ship. The company has designed and built over 80 cruise ships between 1990 and today!
CLIA (Cruise Line International Association) took a look into the crystal ball of cruising, and the future is bright. The cruise industry continues to grow at a substantial rate, with 27.2 million passengers expected to cruise in 2018 alone. Since 2011 there has been a 20% increase in cruise travel and the trend does not appear to be slowing anytime soon. To meet the growing demand for cruises there will be 27-new ocean, river and specialty ships coming in 2018 from CLIA certified lines.
Norwegian Cruise Line
- First 4 Guests in a Haven Suite for 5+ nights receive FREE Behind the Scenes Ship Tour (valued at $79.00 per person)
NCL – Havana Nights Promotion
- Get a $50 credit to spend onboard select cruises to Cuba 2017 – 2018
- ENDS DEC 31
NCL – Holiday Bonus Bundle
- Get a $100 onboard credit select holiday cruises during Christmas and New Years. Offer can be combined with Free at Sea promotion
- ENDS DEC 31
NCL – Free at Sea
- Pick two perks: unlimited open bar, a specialty dining package, $50 shore excursion credit at each port, 250 minutes of WiFi, or third and fourth guest sail free
- ENDS JAN 2
Contact Orlando Travel Company for a list of all applicable Norwegian Cruise Line sailings.
Orlando Travel Company has hundreds of groups traveling across several major cruise lines. Contact our travel agents today to see if there is an existing group booking that falls over your travel dates so you can take advantage of special group incentives and discounted rates.